Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
March 19, 2007
Bainbridge-- Soldiers in the 1230th began arriving in Bainbridge Monday morning, after receiving orders they would be deployed.
An advance party of leaders will soon leave to go to the company's training grounds in Indiana. "We're basically laying the groundwork to prepare to receive the rest of the unit that will follow on later this month," said Captain Josh Emerson, the Company Commander of the 1230th.
Until then, the rest of the soldiers will be here at the National Guard Armory in Bainbridge, preparing. "We're just going over information, equipment, different things like that, contact numbers," said Guardsman Lloyd Cook.
"Getting to know each other, that's one of the main things we've got to do. Start getting to know each other today, versus when we get over there," added second lieutenant Tony Goodwin.
The 1230th company is an experienced group of men and women, most of whom have civilian jobs outside of the National Guard. "They were on active duty for almost two years doing homeland security missions and they were also mobilized to support hurricane Katrina relief efforts," Emerson said.
But this will be the company's first call to active overseas duty, since the war in Iraq began. Last year, some of the soldiers from this unit served with the 48th Brigade Combat Team. Soldiers who have been deployed in the last two years were given the option of refusing service, but that has not been the case in this unit. "They have still raised their hand and said I'd like to mobilize," Emerson said.
The National Guard Armory in Bainbridge will host a send-off ceremony for the troops sometime in beginning to mid April. The company will probably be deployed for about a year.